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? a newspaper in new york says yes and publishes the name of those who have gun permits. >>> christmas is over but shopping is not. if you're heading out to return the gift that wasn't exactly what you wanted, you will not be alone. >>> tom cruise may not be the ideal action hero but his love life made it into the top ten. "newsroom" starts now. girnlgs low. the day after christmas means relaxing or wracking up deals at the mall. for people in the west and the south it's cleanup after severe weather ripped through the region. waterspout was located in lake pontchartrain. parts of arkansas saw several inches of snow and snapping power lines and of course canceling flights. in mississippi the governor declared a state of emergency after at least eight counties reported damage. strong winds and heavy rains made the commute along this stretch of i-20 east of jackson a difficult one to say the least. it added up to a chaotic christmas day for a good chunk of the country. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile, alabama, turned ominous as the storms approached. r
receiving very heavy rain but the emphasis for snow will be further inland especially upstate new york and northern interior new england and eventually maine is going to be getting in on the act as well. that's where the winter storm warnings are in effect. and a notice they are not in effect along the i-95 corridor. again, that's where we're expecting it to mostly be in the form of rain like it has been throughout most of the day. additional snow as we go through the next 24 hours. you could see 12 inches or more where some of those areas are in purple, but, again, along the coast, we're talking 1 inch or less and this time around, again, it looks like it's mainly going to be just rain. i'm david bernard for cbs news, miami. >>> at least six deaths are blamed on the storm system in the southeast. the trouble with tornados in hard-hit arkansas, nearly 200,000 people lost power, and the governor declared a statewide emergency. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: snow blanketed parts of the midwest and northeast. falling and blowing so hard it was difficult for road crews to keep u
, according to the waterfront commission, about a third of the new york workers make north of $210,000 a year without is special bonuses that come on later. 34 made north of $350,000 a year last year and they're worried about being replaced by machinery and -- for the most expensive port in the world. >> eric: thank you to brett. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >>> is this port strike happen, should unions face a backlash? we contacted the international longshoreman's association again, still no word. we tried it yesterday. we have 64,000 longshoreman to may hold up 50 or 60% of the nation's import and export trade. >> it's worse. when you throw in another looming fiscal calamity. you're damaging the economy at the time it's already suffering damage. >> is what the unions do? think about what we've experienced the last year. l.a. airport strike happening on the busiest travel day of the year. a chicago teacher strike when kids were going back to school and wal-mart trying when christmas was hitting. unions hitting you see us when we're vulnerable. >> they're exercising maximum leverage at the p
in the weather center this morning for rick reichmuth. quite a doozie of a storm in new york. >> i wouldn't go that far. not that huge of a deal across the northeast. many people used to dealing with the snowfall. the big deal with the storm is that we just got hit with one about a day ago and now having to deal with more snowfall here. some places picked up 20 inches of snow on thursday and with that snow storm that produced even some tornadoes across parts of the south and yet again dealing with more snow here in many of those areas. parts of illinois picked up a foot with that last system now looking at more snowfall from the storm. the worse of it winding down in indiana. basically on the warm side of the system we have showers and thunderstorms. areas of heavy rain across northern florldz and eastern carolinas that should be moving out very shortly. you will be drying out. head northbound temperatures are cold enough. ohio have you been dealing with that snowfall throughout the entire overnight hours. pennsylvania and upstate, new york already seeing that snowfall moving on in. as far as
about guns. and this shocking new york subway photograph. reports of chemical weapons in syria. let's get started with what promises to be a lively discussion. abbe huntsman, and a host of huff posts live. and welcome to you all. let's start with guns and the fallout of the murder and suicide of jovan bellcher and his girlfriend. bob costas of nbc spoke out about this. let's watch what he said tonight. >> i believe that there should be more comprehensive and effective controls on the sale of guns. roughly 40% of the guns purchased in this country do not require a background check for purchasing. i don't see any reason why someone should be able to purchase military style or body armor or weapons. only the police and the military should have that. >> let's start off. you've been giving me a holler on twitter about this. you are a big gun fan. explain to me why bob costas is wrong? >> it boils down to the ability to protect yourself, piers. when you look at what is what happening in syria with the threat of chemical weapons. the only reason they're not going to use it is because someb
on him as the "new york sun" says tonight. i hope his wife understands commitments last a little longer than two years or something. >> whoa, hang on, hang on. that was a bit below the belt, grover. >> hey, if you think a commitment is not for as long as you make it for, the commitment for the pledge as peter king well knows when he signed it is as long as you're in congress you will rein in spending and reform government, not raise taxes. it's not for 500 years or two generations. it's only as long as you're in the house or the senate. if he stayed too long, that's his problem. but you don't tell the bank, oh, the mortgage, wasn't that long time ago? if you make a commitment, you keep it. >> coming up, was mitt romney done in by his own party? when we come back, the republican presidential candidates who may have inflicted mortal damage on him rather than president obama. >> i'm just going to go back to the empty chair, which was going to be todd akin, who was going to talk to me about what hide said about rape and women. since it's just the chair, my obvious question would have about
in close touch and follow this. thank you. >>> in new york, police have a woman in custody in connection with a case of the man pushed to his death from a subway platform in that city. police had targeted a woman who looked like this police sketch, a heavy set woman in her 20s caught on a security camera running away after that attack on thursday. david aristo is live in new york with the latest developments on this, and pretty quick work here, wasn't it? >> seems to be. they have this woman in custody right now because that she had implicated herself, the statement we got from chief of police department spokesman paul brown. and this is a case that certainly has rocked new york. this is the second time this has taken place within the month of december. it's something that doesn't happen all that often here in new york. 8.5 million people in the city and many, many people take the subway. so to have something like this take place, you would think it's got the city in sort of a tizzy. this thing happened in queens. the woman was walking back and forth. it's not clear if the one that they
, new york. >> talk about the miracle of modern medicine. i can't think of no better example than that. it goes beyond blood cancers and used for prostate cancer and breast cancer, as well. >> and they're pledging $20 million for further research at the university -- penn university to bring the treatment to the market. but unbelievable. if you think of something as negative as hiv and they're using hiv to -- it's unbelievable that they would use that to -- >> you look at that little girl, $20 million, well spent. amazing. >>> still ahead, fans of the late singer jenni rivera are in mourning as her family shares their emotions for the first time with the media. >>> up next, we'll go to miami beach where rivera's death hit especially hard. you're watching "world news now." >>> latin >>> latin superstar jenni rivera had millions of fans, and they're all now mourning the loss after she died in a plane crash on sunday. but her family, they are suffering the most. >> later today, they'll set out to mexico where her plane went down, but they are holding on to the slimmest of hopes that they'
revolt since mubarak was pushed out of power. "the new york times" also has another fascinating story. john boehner gained strong backing of the house gop. they actually say that the speaker's more powerful today than he has been since he became speaker two years ago. >> well, that's exactly the opposite of what we were discussing on the set yesterday with matt lewis. >> yeah. i guess one question is, is that story there for a purpose, which is to make him appear stronger, and also, is he strong in relation to the offer that's on the table, which is an offer that does not reflect compromise yet? >> well, he is strong, i think, as long as he's not seen as bowing down and caving in to the president. i will tell you, there are conservatives dair a s -- erick who is trying to get him removed as speaker, saying they only need 16 votes to drive john boehner out of time. >> that's kind of my point. >> a situation described as very fluid. >> how many degrees of freedom does he have from where he is now and who's holding the pen when they sign those letters? >> yeah, i don't think he's got a l
's wednesday, december 12th. look at that shot of new york city. >> wow. >> it's dark at 6:00 on the east coast. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in new york city, we have msnbc contributor, mike barnicle. >> in my ear, mika. >> no, he was at the white house. >> i don't understand. where's t.j.? >> he's off today. >> why's that? >> he was busy. he went to the white house. >> that's great. you know, alex went to the white house, too. >> and drove back himself. >> let me get this straight. so alex goes to the white house last night. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, right-wing bloggers, we actually -- that's how we get our talking points. they go down -- valerie and david axelrod together make a big pot roast for us. >> mm-hmm. >> and lots of gravy. and we sit around eating it. and i, of course, say okay, give me extra gravy. i'm good with it. >> right. >> best sweet tea i've ever had. >> there's a give and take. >> actually, it was a christmas party. go ahead and do your blog. you sure as hell didn't get mitt romney to like it. they're not attacking me. i wouldn't know. i don't read
are getting some twitter for rick. what is new york city looking like with a nor'easter on thursday. i want to know the answer on that. deadly storm system that pounded the midwest with storm and thousands of tornados heading northeast this morning. oh, my god. that is a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: that funnel cocloud was spot indeed mobile, alabama and 10s of thens of people now without power. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could . praying for my safety and i knew and prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me. the brutal winds tossed the cars on top of each other and left the neighborhood a complete disaster. >> i never saw one in real life and just to be able to hear one, it is it a mile from where we are. it pretty amazing. toppled treese ended up killing two people in texas and louisiana. oklahoma got about seven inches of snow in that state . the weather was to blame for a massive car pile up on interstate 40. a woman died in another highway crash nearby. >> we talked about the flights all over the u.s. are cancelled . logan internat
for the new york giants. top pick. he set an all-time record . 52-twen was the final. go to ben roethlisberger, coming off of injury. big catch. mike wallace no realationn to chris. the chargers go on to win 34-24. that's what happened with the sports. big upset with the vikings and home of the bears. >> steve:-> chris wallace did you watch his power player, his dog. what a moving tribute. winston. what a life that had . a hole in their heart now he passed. >> gretchen: sorry i missed it. on a lighter note. what do airline workers think about the rest of us . have you ever done this to a flight attendant. apparently they do that when they want the flight attendant's attention. that is hated happen when people fly and are rude. 92 they looked and talked to 700 airline employees in 85 country, hey, i could use a coke over here . people trying to get off of the plane before the pilot gives the okay . stuffing too much in the overhead and charging to checked bags. you can understand it. on both sides of the aisle. >> brian: what bothers me, people ame as i am waiting in the back in the head. reall
on a new york subway platform. >>> two missing brothers had been found safe and their father is now in police custody. ben and harry cleary were found 250 miles from an atlanta area home after a tipster saw it here on cnn. they were on a planned trip with their dad but did not return when expected. he'll be charged with felony interference with custody. >>> a tragic scene in california where three people were killed in a small plane crash near san diego. faa official says the plane crashed under unknown circumstances. it was heading to phoenix. an investigation is under way. >>> to massachusetts now, where a snowstorm is pounding the state. boston could see up to eight inches of snow today. the city's mayor has already declared a snow already. a top priority there is getting the roads cleared for public safety. freezing temperatures are in the forecast there for this week. >>> their neighbors to the south in rhode island, also breaking out the shovels this morning. look at this video. about a foot of snow has already fallen in some parts of the state. >>> it's the site of the worst
tightly. a day of jitters. schools from new york to tennessee to texas all went on alert after fear ignited several false alarms, some bomb threats. others as minor as an umbrella mistaken for a gun. an elementary school in richfield, connecticut, just 20 miles from newtown, went into lockdown after someone reported a suspicious person. security on the minds of principal, it was a priority of sandy hook's own principal, killed in the mass shooting. we spoke with her best friend. safety was important to her. >> safety was her number one priority. she wanted school to be a safe haven. a place where students could come and feel comfortable, like it was their second home. >> reporter: from coast to coast, principals were re-evaluating security and taking extra measures to protect their students. in pittsburgh, security guards now have guns. in this california school, the day started with the mock lockdown drill. >> stay in lockdown mode until you hear an all-clear announcement. >> reporter: the other challenge for teachers and principals, what to say to students. >> we tell them that so
with a group of u.s. hedge funds won't need to be heard in a u.s. court. the appeals division of the new york supreme court has ruled there isn't enough connection between those events and the new york state to justify the case being held there. the court ruling noted that germany's legal system would provide an adequate alternative. certainly not the last chapter in that saga. >> no. probably not the last saga in this, either. hewlett packard has suggested the u.s. is looking into questionable accounting practices. last month's ceo meg whitman used that as the basis for a nearly $9 billion write-down. the ex ceo mike lynch continues to defend the company's accounting practices. hewlett packard, a little higher in german trade this morning. but down by 20% of its value. >> not a pretty quarter for hewlett packard. >>> brent crude has climbed above the $100 a barrel mark as u.s. lawmakers attempt to avoid the fiscal cliff. but crude is poised to post its smallest gain in three years. wti is set to post its first annual last in four years. ian, welcome. we've seen this sharp decline in oil pric
austerity pross. in a piece called "god sieve the british economy" in the upcoming "new york times" magazine adam davidson writes "in the past two years the united states has experienced a steep downturn followed by steady though horrendously slow upturn. the british economy, however, is profoundly stuck. the u.k. has been put on negative watch on three largest credit rating agencies. the european union is britain's largest trading partner, europe's economy remains on prepares you footing despite several months of relative calm and there's a growing debate abt whher e u.k should lead the e.u. earlier this month we covered the "economist" magazine read "good-bye europe, look what happened when britain left the e.u. " i'm pleased to have george osborne back on this program and back at this table. >> thank you very much. >> rose: you're in new york city for a speech at the manhattan institute. >> i did that last night and had some meetings on wall street, seeing them there later. >> rose: so what's your message about the british economy to manhattan institute as well as the mayor and wall stree
from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: george osborne is here. he is britain's chancellor of the exchequer. he has been called the austerity chancellor. he continues to lead the increasingly controversial austerity process. in a piece called "god sieve the british economy" in the upcoming "new york times" magazine adam davidson writes "in the past two years the united states has experienced a steep downturn followed by steady though horrendously slow upturn. the british economy, however, is profoundly stuck. the u.k. has been put on negative watch on three largest credit rating agencies. the european union is britain's largest trading partner, europe's economy remains on prepares you footing despite several months of relative calm and there's a growing debate about whether the u.k. should lead the e.u. earlier this month we covered the "economist" magazine read "good-bye europe, look what happened when britain left the e.u. " i'm pleased to have george osborne back on this program and back at this table. >> thank you very much. >> rose: you're in new york city
ambushed and killed two volunteer firefighters in upstate new york may have murdered his sister. her body was found yesterday, and police say william spamglor had the same kind of military rifle used in the connecticut school massacre. he left behind a chilling note. >> reporter: the christmas eve fire in western new york burned seven homes to the ground, but police say william spangler wanted to do much worse. he planned to burn down the entire neighborhood and "do what i like doing best, killing people." the 62-year-old shot at firefighters from a nearby bank. he killed two of them before taking his own life. police found his note and three guns, including a bushmaster rifle, similar to the weapon used m connecticut school shooting. >> he is a convicted felon. he had murdered his grandmother in 1980. he bludgeoned her to death with a hammer. >> reporter: he served 17 years in prison, and after being released moved in with his sisters. investigators found the body in the charred rubble of his home and believe it could be his sister's. the firehouse has opened up its private medical for t
good friend from rochester new york, the distinguished ranking minority member of the committee on rules, ms. slaughter. pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. dreier: all time will be yielded for debate purposes only. i would like to ask, mr. speaker, unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. dreier: mr. speaker, i was just thinking about the fact that there are 26 letters in the alphabet, and we have had the first three letters used in discussion here on the house floor today. a, b, and my friend from worcester brought up the letter c in talking about this. we have what is so-called letter b. and i'm not doing a "sesame street" skit here. letter b is what we are talking about, plan b, and i think about plan a. plan a is what the majority in the house of representatives has been trying for the last two years to implement
, but the proportionality is absolutely ridiculous. to judge a woman -- and you can judge her -- there's a "new york times" article saying that she is a controversial figure in washington. you can judge her for many things. you can say maybe after the 17th day on the road, maybe she would bristle a little bit more than you'd want your secretary -- we don't know. if you wanted to make that argument, you could. but to disqualify a woman on her work when she was following the talking points not of the obama white house but of the intel community, there's no proportionality. >> and by the way, if you're john mccain and you're hawkish about intervention on foreign policy, you want a susan rice, not a john kerry. you may feel like john kerry's my friend and who knows if i'm going to get access to susan rice, but john kerry is not your interventionist like susan rice is. >> no. >> if you want to harm rebels in libya or syria, susan rice. >> since you've been covering this so closely, take us through the evolution because president obama and the white house were so defiant. and remember that one press conference
over 50%, for, you know, a family making 250, that's not that much money here in new york. it really isn't. we'll see how that goes. phil, thanks so much. >> not a problem. megyn: well, a dramatic twist today in the upcoming trial of accused fort hood shooter nidal hasan. three years after this mass shooting that took the lives of 13 people, and the judge has just been kicked off the case in part because of the fight over whether the suspect should be able to wear his beard in the courtroom. in three minutes we'll discuss the struggle for justice for the families of the 13 murders and the dozens of others wounded. >>> and the trio accused of kidnappers are foiled by their apparent victim, even as he is tied up in the trunk of his own car. >>> and during her time as the queen of vogue magazine, anna wintour has become notorious as the devil who wore prada. we'll show you why the devil is now being considered as our next ambassador to england. >> so you don't read runway? >> no. >> and before today you had never heard of me -- >> no. >> and you have no style or sense of fashion. >> i t
've been investing for around 20 years, he says. compared to new york and london, investments in china are relatively new. the markets he said are dominated by small time chinese investors who bet more on gossip and behavior rather than company profit. trading halls here feel like gambling debs. people in trading rooms like this one with just wiling their time away. most of them are stereo scared to get back into the market. chinese investor res paralyzed by the worst economic growth since the 1990s. historically, the markets here have gone through booms and busts, but have never gained the stad temperature of the economy. now the world's second largest. the problem is, people don't trust what they're buying. that reality was exposed by a accounting scandals in the u.s., involving new york listed chinese companies currently under scrutiny by the securities and exchange economic oh sec. >> the chinese regulatory authority only do themselves a disfavor by not being more cooperative with other international regulators such as the s.e.c. and then investors back home here will pick up on th
. the sisters were the littlefield sisters. they're from upstate new york near troy, and the first sister to come was 20 years old at the time. she came in 1866, and she had been visiting some cousins who lived in chesterfield just north of williamsburg. and they hold told her skinner was looking for new workers. >> e e e applied, got the job and became an expert spooler. and that meant she worked in the finishing section of the mill. she would wind it on the actual spools that would go to market. it was a job that required tremendous skill because you couldn't damage the silk whatsoever. this was the silk that was going to be sold. she was fantastic at it. and another sister followed her, named francis, and this is what often happened. one sister worked in the mill, she would send word to her other sisters or siblings and say apply for a job, you know, come join me. and so within this mill community you had a number of siblings working together. it was very much a family environment. the third sister to come work for skinner was ellen littlefield. now, ellen outlasted both of her sisters
before christmas. i'm carl, with melissa lee, david faber at the nyse. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq closing at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. the futures, a little bit of weakness here which we'll talk about in a minute, after it comes after a pretty bad day on friday. the european markets closed for the christmas eve holidays. london, paris, spain have each completed shortened sessions in light of the christmas holiday as well. the friday sell-off, only five trading days are left in the year. is the market getting used to the idea that a fiscal cliff solution will not happen before year end? >> only a few hours remain to finish your christmas shopping. but some words of caution for toymakers. are tablets and apps ruining the season as kids get more accustomed to technology? >> microsoft windows 8 gets more bad press today, as "the new york times" said it is not leading to a boost in pc sales. is there anything that can turn that lagging sector around? futures moving lower, as concerns about the fiscal cliff talks weigh on the market. talks about progress toward a deal sent the
'm melissa lee live from the new york stock exchange. negative across the board, looks like we're going to lose about 8.5% on the dow. we're watching for headlines out of an ecd press report. our road map this morning starting with apple, cratering on its biggest decline yesterday on four years, closing just pennies off the lows of the session. the stock continues lower premarket as investors watch the death cross watch. >> a cnbc exclusive, tim geithner says over the cliff is a must. >> bank of england and ecb keeps rates unchanged. europe continues to hang in there economically. >> and nat gas gets a boost. the government finds exporting it is better than keeping it here at home. >> apple as we mentioned in the spotlight today, shares of the tech giant coming off their worst day in four years, sliding back into bear market territory. the one day loss erased nearly $35 billion in market cap. that chunk is bigger than 400 other s&p 500 companies. apple ceo tim cook talked to nbc's brian williams in our rock center exclusive. >> why can't you be a made in america company? >> you know, th
leader harry reid in the "new york times, returning to the u.s. capitol. his shadow. what's the relationship between harry reid and mitch mcconnell? guest: it's hard to tell. the rhetoric on the senate floor can be pretty tough. they call each other my dear friend whenever you want them on the c-span channels, but i think they both are in a frustrating position. senator harry reid does not have more than 60 members, so we cannot block a filibuster but senator mcconnell is adept at applying in cases where he'd want to block legislation. but i think they both have respect for each other's legislative skills and they have proven in the past that when they need to cut a deal, but can cut a deal and bring their party's members with them. host: john mccain writes a big budget deal is still worth doing. he points out to the history of some of these agreements, most notably with ronald reagan in the 1980's and president bush in 1991 in which republicans agreed to spending cuts that never happened while raising taxes. guest: that's right. there's a little confusion about how much s
of upstate new york are seeing a heavy snowfall. the national weather service has issued a winter storm warning until midday today. if there is also a forecast of a totaled eight to 12 in. of snow by tonight. for those of you are traveling on roads, new york state police and the dot have kept files out to keep roads open. drivers will still have to be cautious. forecasters expected the snow will turn to drizzle. this may cause a black ice on the road. >> snow is falling at a rate of 2 in. per hour and portions of vermont, new hampshire, and new york. we have also seen power outages but it looks like some of the active weather will start to subside as we head into the weekend. regardless, we do have several watches and warnings on the screen. most of these will expire by letter on this afternoon. this has been a major storm that has affected majority of the country. we did have some snow up in texas and target as it touched down in the southern areas. we will continue to monitor this. >> it is definitely cloudy and we are seen sunshine. it is 43 degrees out the door in hayward and as we
. >>> i'm don lemon with a look at your headlines. hillary clinton will spend new year's eve in a new york city hospital with a blood clot. doctors admitted the secretary of state sunday after a medical exam. the clot is believed to be related to the concussion she suffered earlier this month. when she fainted from the effects of a stomach virus. doctors want to keep her and a close eye on her for 48 hours. the other big story tonight is the action or inaction on capitol hill. if lawmakers do not reach a fiscal cliff agreement, you could see your taxes skyrocket and deep spending cuts kick in on entitlements and tax increases. the major sticking points or entitlements and tax increases. house republicans met into the evening and we'll find out in the morning whether joe biden and mitch mcconnell made any progress in their talks. both houses will be back in session tomorrow. those are your headlines this hour, i'm don lemon, keeping you informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> three, two, one. and liftoff -- >> may 2012, space-x launched a rocket into space, becoming the first comm
you see this "new york times" piece? more support for boehner now than anytime in his speaker ship. is that's setting up for -- >> but it is social media and twitter allows to you see these things. >> sausage factory into the front of the kitchen. >> exactly. >> geithner didn't use the word marginal rates had to go up, just said rates. >> rates are already going up. there will be a tax increase to people making more than 250 anyway because of the health care law. so the idea that somehow they will get a freebie is just crazy. >> california at 52%, new york and other places -- >> when you add up all the state and local taxes. hawaii is above 50, as well. >> hawaii is worth it, though. >> california is not bad either. >> unless you need to drive somewhere. right? and don't have a helicopter. >> there's a reason the president takes a helicopter anywhere. you can't drive in d.c. sdl those a >> boston in the city can get like that. last night i was thinking in my mother was still alive, cincinnati versus here, she would see like ten cars an and go oh, i can't believe people -- if she ha
. later this morning, new york mayor michael bloomberg will make a gun violence announcement. >>> of course people attending religious service have been trying to make sense of the events in connecticut even as they pray for the victims. parishioners gathered at st. mary's cathedral yesterday in san francisco. some people are feeling anger and other emotions that lead them to question their faith. >> our faith is shaken occasionally but that's why it's so important to have a strong faith and to remain consistent in our faith in good times so that when difficult times such as these come about, we can fall back and rely on that faith. >> and church leaders at st. mary's say of course there are no easy answers. they say above all, it's important to talk about it. and for continuing coverage of the story visit our website, cbssf.com. >>> we want to update you now on a developing story we first brought you early this morning. investigators still on the scene of a home invasion robbery. you are look at san francisco's sunset neighborhood. police say a family was tied one duct tape
. but first, with the other news of the day, here's kwame holman. >> holman: police in webster, new york, found human remains today in the burned-out home where a gunman ambushed firefighters on christmas eve. the victim appeared to be william spengler's sister. he left a note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and kill people. spengler set fire to his house, then shot four firefighters-- killing two-- before killing himself. he had a revolver, a shotgun, and a bushmaster rifle, the same model used in the newtown school shooting. >> i can't tell you at this time what the victims were shot with. we assume it was the rifle because of the distance. it's going to go to the medical examiner. they'll have the autopsies done. >> holman: two firefighters remained hospitalized today in stable condition. the fire spengler set ultimately burned seven homes. the election commission in egypt confirmed today the new constitution won nearly 64% of the vote in a referendum. the panel also reported turnout was just a third of the country's 52 million registered voters. president mohammed mors
at his home in new york. he came to be known as the king of character actors. in a 50-year career that spanned broadway, the movies and television. along the way he earned two oscar nominations. one was for his role as the corrupt governor in the best little whorehouse in texas in 1992. in tootsies he played the suitor of dustin hoffman who was posing as a female soap opera star. now back to gwen. >> ifill: we turn to politics and part 2 of our lookality upcoming elections. last night i had talkd with newshour political editor christina bellantoni about how senate contests. tonight we continue our conversation. welcome. let's talk some more politics. i want to start with illinois where jesse jackson, jr. who just resigned his house seat has left a wide ownen political fight in his wake. >> there will be a special election to fill his house seat which is the second district on the south side of chicago. just about 10 blocks or so from president obama's home. this is a very geographically diverse district. it includes the urban parts of the south side of chicago, sub urban parts. an
minneapolis who wrote an opinion piece, an op ed in "the new york times," and a protection racket where people are controlled by organized criminals, corrupt politicians. when you hear the head of the nra today say that gun laws are not the answer it really is arming people, arming somebody in that school that could have saved lives, what is your response? >> well, we -- of course, should focus on mental health issues. we should have fewer violent movies and video games and have better security in our schools, but nothing is going to change the fact that the last thing those children saw if they looked up, and i hope they didn't, is the end of a weapon manufactured by his financial backers. lapierre says if one of those teachers had a weapon they could have killed the gunman and could have saved lives and that was the potential outcome had there been someone armed in that school. >> we could always speculate about potential outcomes, but to have more weapons in the schools, particularly in the hands of people other than trained law enforcement, i think, is a very dangerous thing. the point i m
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convict in new york state has killed two firemen, apparently loring the firefighters by starting a blaze. a body found at his home is believed to be that of his sister. >> police investigating the murder say the man was in possession of several weapons. >> the convicted felon is thought to have set his own home on fire on christmas eve. when firefighters responded, he allegedly shot them. police fired back. >> got to be a rifle or a shotgun, high-powered. >> two firefighters died, and two were seriously injured in the combat-style ambush. investigators found a typed message. >> "i still have to get ready to see how much of the neighborhood i can burn down and do what i like doing best -- killing people." >> the shooting comes amid a renewed debate in the u.s. over gun ownership rights and just 10 days after a school shooting rampage in connecticut. as has happened after other recent shooting sprees, sales of assault-style rifles have seen a spike in gun shops since the massacre. many buyers seem to fear the weapons will be banned and want to get one legally before hand. >> ceremonies hav
, obviously, to a new york times reporter who didn't describe this as movement of the chemical weapons. what makes it different this time was it was described as the syrians taking steps in preparation for use. that's far more serious and far more concerning to american and regional officials if syria is undertaking activity that looks like the preparation for the deployment of these chemical weapons. remember, you mentioned, brooke, turkey. also jordan. we have -- there are regional allies and neighbors there who would be directly threatened. and, of course, the syrian foreign minister, while not acknowledging that syria has chemical weapons, we know that to be a fact, said they wouldn't use -- syria wouldn't use it against its own people. it did not rule out using it against its regional neighbors. the secretary of state clinton made quite clear that this would be crossing a red line for the united states. >> you know, i was reading an article, fran, daily beast this morning talking about they called it al qaeda 3.0. and they point out that the long they are bloody civil war continues in s
. the next story, i believe, is going to be a four-inch snowfall for new york city on saturday. now, how does it get from memphis essentially up to new york city? well, it's going to take some time. it's going to drive right up and down this ohio valley with rain showers to the south and significant snows. two to four inches all the way along the border here. i would say parts of missouri, indiana, illinois, evansville, cincinnati, columbus back into pennsylvania. we'll get to that in the next hour. alina. >> that's a lot of places, chad myers. all right, chad, thanks so much. >>> i'm alina cho. thanks so much for watching. have a great weekend and a great new year's. "cnn newsroom" with my friend suzanne malveaux starts right now. >>> i'm suzanne malveaux. welcome to our 500th edition of our show. we've got a lot to cover so let's get right to it. russia dominating our newscast this hour. for two very different reasons. first, the man, that man you see there, russia's top diplomat, he is now taking an active role in trying to end the civil war in syria. now, remember, both russia and china h
details on a gunman's deadly ambush in upstate new york, setting a fire and then shooting the first-responders. gregg: and talk about a holiday miracle. look at this. after a man makes it is mission to find a stranger's wedding ring lost on a snow-covered highway. how could you do that? >> i like to be able to get this back to him. and he can, return, pay it forward to someone else later in life. i love the holidays. and with my bankamericard cash rewards credit card, i love 'em even more. i earn 1% cash back everywhere, evertime. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. that's 1% back on... [ toy robot sounds ] 2% on pumpn pie. and apple. 3% back on 4 trips to the airport. it's as easy as.. -[ man ] 1... -[ woman ] 2... [ woman ] 3. [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. patti ann: an investigation is now underway after a devastating plane crash in kazakhstan. the russian-built military jet went down yesterday near the border with uzbekistan, killing all 27 people on board. nighttime video f
in a new york city hotel room back in 2011. remember this? after problems cropped up with her story, according to the prosecutors, the da's office dropped all charges in the case. but she pressed ahead with the civil suit. well, there is a hearing in about 45 minutes that may announce both sides have arrived at a settlement. we'll bring you that news as it happens. ♪ speak speak tongue -- [speaking in native tongue] [laughter] megyn: remember that ad? that's from the 2010 midterms from the group citizens against government waste, and it made a bunch of headlines at the time. recently, china has been on a spending spree buying up american assets. at the top of the hour, we told you about a123 that the feds gave over $100 million to you and now china's buying the company, and we're now told aig -- another company that got a cash infusion -- is selling its jet-leasing business to a group of chinese financial firms. earlier this year the biggest take over of an american company to date, amc entertainment, going to china for $2.6 billion, and in january of this year the chinese company
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